Why effective communication is important between doctors and nurses in the ICU. 2. How communicating effectively can relate to better patient outcomes, including their families during the end-of-life care. I am hoping to find solutions to these problems that I can use in my nursing practice. Background of the Problem As I personally observed in our ICU, ineffective communication between doctors and nurses can affect the delivery of care.
Patient’s experience with the healthcare team to the standards of patient centered care, there are some parallels and differences. In Barry and Edgman-Levitan’s text Shared Decision making: The Pinnacle of Patient Centered Care, it explained how the patient centered care is divided into three broad areas. One of the areas discussed about information, communication and education. It stated that “Adequate information must be shared with the patients and this would include clinical management…This is very relevant in understanding the concept of self-care and individual health promotion..” Barry& Edgman-Levitan (2012). In Ms. Patient’s case, the doctor was able to explain thoroughly to the patient and her parents about her current health condition and idea of scoliosis so the patient can have a better idea about self-care while reassuring her parents.
Introduction The purpose of this project is to prevent falls among elderly patients which is an issue of concern for the nurses in the Unit. A proposed solution is the implementation of bed alarm. As nurses seek to keep patients safer, a critical analysis of the literature on bed alarms is developed to introduce the proposal in the unit. Pre and posttest questionnaires were conducted to evaluate the nursing learning needs. Strong evidence to support the use of bed alarms as an early warning system was discussed such as quantitative studies done at Methodist University in Memphis Tennessee sponsored by the National Institute of Aging in 2009.
The trust and connection need to be there from start to finish and is not always easy if you only have a short amount of time with the client. According to Fawcett & Desanto-Madeya (2013), Peplau saw that both the nurse and the patient participate in and contribute to a relationship and, further, that the relationship itself could be therapeutic (p. 382). This simply means that the nurse-patient relationship could be beneficial for the patients in their healing process. Trust is absolutely necessary to properly educate, advocate, and lead the patient to their hospitalization. For many of my patients, I am there when they first hear their babies’ heart beat; I educate them regarding how to care for themselves throughout their pregnancies.
Using the strategies mentioned will help the nurse to provide educational and discharge instructions that will be understood by the patient and their families. Hopefully, this will prevent noncompliance and readmission of the patient shortly after
Patient education is of paramount importance if MRSA is to be reduced to its lowest minimum. According to Noble 2009, patient’s education stands a critical component of managing MRSA therefore; nurses are expected to be prompt in educating patients on specific measures in limiting and reducing the spread of MRSA by person to person contact. (Noble, 2009) The specific measures includes definition of MRSA, mode of transmission, the damage it can do to the body, specific treatments available and the process of treatment. This is to help the patient take part in the care. Noble 2009 explains that during care giving nurses and all other healthcare provider involve in giving care to a patient should communicate to patient all the precaution that will prevent the transmission of MRSA, and also giving the scientific rationale for the use of any precaution that is been used in the cause of care giving.
In the form of a literature review, I will outline common themes found throughout the literature and identify the most prominent barriers that nurses, patients and their families face during end of life care. I will depict the limitations and gaps within the literature, provide some recommendations for continuing research, discuss nursing implications, and lastly, the learning that occurred. Nursing Theory Ruland & Moore (1998) state that there is a need for clinical guidance in caring for patients and their families who are nearing the end of their lives. By providing nurses with clinical guidance, they can give patients and their families quality care. This theory focuses on dying in a peaceful and meaningful way with family members being present; however, there is great complexity in caring for patients who are nearing the end of their lives, and it is important for nurses to have an adequate level of knowledge about end of life care (Ruland & Moore, 1998).
The care plan is based on this assessment, and on the type of rehabilitation that will the most suitable for her lifestyle. Observation and changes in the care plan are maintained throughout the period of care. Moreover family help will be very useful as they are the most supportive side for Jane. The oncology nurse role is help to explain any uncertainty to Jane of her medical condition and how different treatments will influence on the reaction of her body. Also the oncology nurse will inform Jane family what will happen to her.
There are many different attributes which are required in the role of the registered nurse. These attributes help registered nurses with different aspects of client care, from explaining a treatment to the client, to supporting the family of a client with chronic illness. The attributes are an integral aspect of creating and maintaining therapeutic relationships with clients and their family (Day, Levett-Jones & Kenny 2012). The age of the clients has an impact on the way the nurse would interact with that client, hence it effects which attributes are more important to use. When caring for children it is particularly important to use the following attributes: effective communication techniques, advocating for the client when their rights are overlooked and interacting in a supportive manner.
Care of the Patient in Context of Family In nursing, the patient is often viewed as the main priority of the nursing staff. The nurse works to provide care for the patient based on the patient 's admitting diagnosis. However, the patient must be looked at as a part of the greater system they exist in such as their family or home environment. While the patient may be ill due to a bacterial infection or virus, their family environment also plays a role in their overall health and wellness. Care in (get rid of ‘in’) of the patient in (the) context of family stems from a theory developed by Von Bertalanffy which asserts the relationships between family members are so intertwined that changes in one member can affect other family members (Potts & Mandleco, 2012, p.